Smart Ways to Speed Up Your Computer
Clear Off Your Desktop!
Although it’s easy to keep loads of files on your desktop for easy access (whether scattered about or in a folder that resides there), everything sitting on the desktop is being held in your working memory rather than being stored on your hard drive. That means that it’s taking up more computer resources. Instead of cluttering your desktop, store items on the hard drive itself—we like using pre-set folders like “Documents” and “Pictures,” but you can also create new folders such as “GMAT Prep” or “Sunday at the Beach.” The point is to keep your desktop itself as clutter-free as possible.These tricks should help speed up your computer, giving you a little more use before you have to budget for a newer one.
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